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Almond Yoghurt

Almond Yoghurt

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Rich and creamy, making your own nut yoghurt is healthy and cost effective. Soak your nuts overnight before using. You can use a yoghurt starter kit or probiotic powder to inoculate the yoghurt with beneficial bacteria. Any nuts can be used but almonds or cashew nuts are particularly good. (serves 4) Ingredients: 125g raw almonds, soaked in water for 12 hours then drained 500ml coconut water or water 1 tbsp sweetener (e.g maple syrup, honey)…

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Maca & Berry Protein Mug Cake

Maca & Berry Protein Mug Cake

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Protein mug cakes are easy speedy treats made for one. All they take is a quick mix of the ingredients in a mug which you then microwave for a couple of minutes. In minutes you create a delicious fluffy, moist cake that is perfect as a sweet treat, pick me up snack or even breakfast option. If you don’t have a microwave you can simply bake them for a little longer in the oven. (serves…

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Sweet Potato Gratin Fish Pie

Sweet Potato Gratin Fish Pie

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Fish pie is traditionally a stodgy comfort dish – but this lighter version is packed with omega-boosting fish and shellfish, plus veggies for an antioxidant boost. If you want to make this dairy free as well, you can substitute the milk for soy or coconut milk and omit the cheese. This dish can also be frozen, making it an ideal standby weekday meal. Salmon is packed with plenty of omega-3 fats known for their anti-inflammatory…

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Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup

Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey This recipe includes fresh turmeric which is not traditional but a fabulous way to include more anti-inflammatory spices in your diet. If you can get tempeh, then use this instead of tofu. Being fermented it is easier to digest than tofu. (serves 2) Ingredients: 10g dried seaweed e.g nori, dulse, wakame 500ml vegetable stock 1 tsp of root ginger, grated 1 tsp root turmeric, finely grated ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 2 spring…

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Mixed Seeded Crackers

Mixed Seeded Crackers

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey For maximum nutritional benefit these are best dehydrated if you have a dehydrator, but they are just as tasty baked in the oven until crisp. Use shelled hemp seeds which have a softer texture. I like to add flaked nori flakes to the mixture which is an easy way to boost iodine content. Delicious served with dips or nut butters. (makes 16 crackers) Ingredients: 150g whole flaxseed 60g shelled hemp seeds 60g ground almonds 2…

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Green People – Superfood Starter Pack

Green People – Superfood Starter Pack

‘Treat your hair and body to the superfood goodness of quinoa.’ I’m a big fan of Green People’s products and this Superfood Starter Pack is their best value product in my opinion. For just £10, you get a cute little box filled with a 30ml bottle of Quinoa and Artichoke Shampoo, 30ml bottle of Quinoa and Artichoke Conditioner and a 30ml bottle of Quinoa and Calendula Shower Gel. It’s the perfect pack for travelling and weekend breaks away, and the…

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Relieve Menopause Symptoms

Relieve Menopause Symptoms

The menopause is a natural part of ageing that typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, as a women’s oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the the average age for a women to reach the menopause is 51, but it can occur earlier in your 30s or later in your 60s. Around 1 in 100 women experience the menopause before the age of 40. Every woman will experience different symptoms and their severity varies a lot. “Common menopausal symptoms…

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Nutrition for Kids

Nutrition for Kids

As parents, we want to give our children the best possible start to life. A healthy diet and good nutrition are key to keeping them healthy, whilst also providing essential nutrients needed for physical growth and cognitive development. “Supporting children’s health is vital for supporting their overall wellbeing, growth and development. If a child’s health is not supported it could potentially have detrimental effects lasting into their adulthood and even their health in old age,” comments nutritional therapist Claire Barnes,…

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Natural Eye Support

Natural Eye Support

How to take care of your eyes, naturally… We are only blessed with one pair of eyes in our lifetime, so it’s vital we look after them. “It’s never been more important to take care of your eyes,” confirms Bethany Ramos from Naturally Healthy News. “Devastating conditions, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that can lead to blindness, are now being diagnosed in younger people because of countless modern lifestyle factors that can damage vision — including staring at a computer all…

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Supplements for Asthma

Supplements for Asthma

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Asthma is a long-term, inflammatory condition in which the lining of the lungs becomes overly sensitive to certain triggers. This causes airway spasm producing symptoms of cough, wheezing and shortness of breath. Dietary Approaches When you have an inflammatory condition such as asthma, your need for antioxidants is greatly increased, and it’s important to obtain your five-a-day fruit and vegetables as a minimum. The types of fat…

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